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Historic Race Mini
Historic Race Mini
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Estimate: £5,500 - 7,500
Almost since their invention, Minis have been enthusiastically raced. What they may have lacked in overall power they more than made up for in corners, being renowned for their handling.

This ex‑historic Touring Car racer was last campaigned in the 1990s, having been built from an early 1960s car which had seen very little use road use before its conversion, and was consequently rust‑free. The vendor informs us that it was painted in two‑pack Ford Diamond White around 15 years ago, but dry‑stored after that. As a result, it remains in good condition.

As a car totally focused on racing, this Mini isn't registered for road use and has had much of its interior stripped, to make it as lightweight and fast as possible. To save further weight, the boot, bonnet and doors are glassfibre while all the windows save for the windscreen are Perspex. The rollcage is a Rollcentre multipoint T45 weld‑in cage enveloping a modern Sparco seat. There's a period Smiths rev counter and other instrumentation inside what is otherwise a very Spartan interior.

Mechanically, the car has an AP Racing master cylinder, four‑pot alloy brake calipers up front, Super Minifin drum brakes at the rear, braided brake hoses, adjustable rear camber and brake bias, rose‑jointed front lower arms, rose‑jointed front tie rods, Gaz adjustable lowered shock absorbers and Hi‑Lo adjustable ride height. The wheels are 5J x 10 100+ items while the petrol tank is alloy with a new Bendix fuel tank.

For anybody looking to get into historic Mini racing, this example presents an ideal opportunity to acquire something to use as a basis for motorsport, although before you unleash it on the circuit, you will need to fit your own engine as the Mini currently doesn't have one.
Almost since their invention, Minis have been enthusiastically raced. What they may have lacked in overall power they more than made up for in corners, being renowned for their handling. This ex-historic Touring Car racer was last campaigned in the 1990s, having been built from an early 1960s car which had seen very little use road use before its conversion, and was consequently rust-free. The vendor informs us that it was painted in two-pack Ford Diamond White around 15 years ago, but dry-stored after that. As a result, it remains in good condition. As a car totally focused on racing, this Mini isn't registered for road use and has had much of its interior stripped, to make it as lightweight and fast as possible. To save further weight, the boot, bonnet and doors are glassfibre while all the windows save for the windscreen are Perspex. The rollcage is a Rollcentre multipoint T45 weld-in cage enveloping a modern Sparco seat. There's a period Smiths rev counter and other instrumentation inside what is otherwise a very Spartan interior. Mechanically, the car has an AP Racing master cylinder, four-pot alloy brake calipers up front, Super Minifin drum brakes at the rear, braided brake hoses, adjustable rear camber and brake bias, rose-jointed front lower arms, rose-jointed front tie rods, Gaz adjustable lowered shock absorbers and Hi-Lo adjustable ride height. The wheels are 5J x 10 100+ items while the petrol tank is alloy with a new Bendix fuel tank. For anybody looking to get into historic Mini racing, this example presents an ideal opportunity to acquire something to use as a basis for motorsport, although before you unleash it on the circuit, you will need to fit your own engine as the Mini currently doesn't have one.
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Estimate: £5,500 - 7,500
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